My Rattail Cactus – he’s actually planted in a standing pot, but for this sketch I made him hanging. I’ve had him for about 10 years now and because he lives outside, he regularly gets cut back by the frost. think I’ll be bringing him inside this winter.
These cacti are endemic to Mexico, seems rare and seldom collected in the field.
The most distinct characteristic of these cacti are creeping, trailing or pendulous stems that hang like tails. Stems are spiny, green when young and greyish when older. Flowers are small and open by day. Plant the Rattail Cactus in full sun in greenhouses and windows in colder climates and on porches, balconies and elsewhere outside in warmer climates. Keep dry in winter and water with moderation from spring to fall. Watch for red spider mites.
Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant. Susceptible to Root Rot.
My Rattail Cactus flower
Camera: FujiFinepix 2800Zoom
Ink sketch with watercolour on Visual 200gsm – 8″ × 12″
From my portfolio of Flowers
Mounted print with Black Border